Social Finance is an organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems. They provide access to capital and advice to investors and social sector entities interested in delivering significant social impact. Their unique 70 member team comprises individuals with substantial financial, consulting and social expertise who share a common passion for solving entrenched social problems.
Since they started in 2007, Social Finance has mobilised over £75 million of social investment and designed a series of programmes to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of becoming NEET and 800 rough sleepers in London. They are also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable micro loans in Wales.
Their sister organization, Social Finance UK, was founded in 2007 and launched the world’s first Social Impact Bond in 2010.